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Golden Guaradians add Teamfight Tactics, Super Smash Bros. Melee competitors

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Golden Guaradians add Teamfight Tactics, Super Smash Bros. Melee competitors

The Golden Guardians (GG), an esports affiliate of the Golden State Warriors, are continuing expansion efforts with the additions of competitors David “DogDog” Caero (Teamfight Tactics) and Zain “Zain” Naghmi (Super Smash Bros. Melee).

“We have added two of the top competitors in DogDog and Zain, who will compete in Teamfight Tactics and Super Smash Bros. Melee, respectively,” said Hunter Leigh, Head of GSW Esports, LLC. “DogDog has proven himself as a champion over multiple game titles, and Zain just recently earned a premiere tournament win in Oakland. We can’t wait to support them both on their roads to earning more titles.”

Teamfight Tactics is a round-based strategy game created by Riot Games, the maker of League of Legends, that pits players against seven opponents in a free-for-all race to build the most powerful team and become the last person standing. Super Smash Bros. Melee, the second installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, is a crossover fighting game that features characters from various Nintendo franchises in which two or more players aim to knock opponents off of the battle stage.

Caero is a former Hearthstone pro, earning multiple championships including at the Masters Tour 2019 Las Vegas. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Caero previously streamed for Team Liquid from 2015-2019. Caero joins Andrew “TidesofTime” Biessener, Rebecca “Becca” Cho and Jeffrey “DeliciousMilkGG” Pan, who will stream under the Golden Guardians name in TFT and other autobattler and card games including Legends of Runeterra and Hearthstone.

Naghmi was most recently named the Genesis 7 Super Smash Bros. Melee champion with his most recent tournament win on January 26 in Oakland. Prior to Genesis 7, Naghmi placed first at DreamHack Rotterdam 2019 and Shine 2018 in Boston. The Virginia native joined the professional Super Smash Bros. Melee professional scene in 2015 and graduated with a degree in business information technology from Virginia Tech in 2018.

In December, the Golden Guardians announced an expansion to sponsor competitors in Apex Legends, Teamfight Tactics (TFT) and World of Warcraft (WoW) in addition to the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS). In addition to announcing three new titles, the Golden Guardians unveiled a new logo and color scheme for the brand. For a link to the logos, CLICK HERE.

Founded in 2017, the Golden Guardians are an esports affiliate of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. The Bay Area-based organization currently sponsors professionals competing in Apex Legends, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Teamfight Tactics and World of Warcraft. The Warriors also own and operate Warriors Gaming Squad, one of 23 teams who compete in the NBA 2K League. For more information on the Golden Guardians, visit goldenguardians.com.

Golden Guardians to donate merchandise proceeds to COVID-19 Relief Fund

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Golden Guardians to donate merchandise proceeds to COVID-19 Relief Fund

SAN FRANCISCO – The Golden Guardians (GG), an esports affiliate of the Golden State Warriors, will donate all proceeds from the team’s new merchandise store throughout the month of April to the Restaurant Workers Community Foundation (RWCF) COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. RWCF, an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for restaurant workers, will provide direct relief to individual restaurant workers, nonprofit organizations serving restaurant workers in crises, and zero-interest loans for restaurants to get back up and running.
 
“During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we are proud to help restaurants and their employees remain on their feet,” said Hunter Leigh, Head of GSW Esports. “The launch of our new online merchandise store provides Golden Guardians fans a great opportunity to purchase new loungewear from home while supporting a great cause.”
 
The Golden Guardians new merchandise store is a one stop shop for fans to purchase authentic customizable jerseys and apparel including short sleeve tees, sweatshirts and sweatpants. The shop can be found at GoldenGuardians.whatsneu.gg.
 
Founded in 2017, the Golden Guardians are an esports affiliate of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. The Bay Area-based organization currently sponsors professionals competing in Apex Legends, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Teamfight Tactics and World of Warcraft. The Warriors also own and operate Warriors Gaming Squad, one of 23 teams who compete in the NBA 2K League. For more information on the Golden Guardians, visit goldenguardians.com.

NBA 2K League 'Three For All Showdown' starts second stage Tuesday night

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NBA 2K League 'Three For All Showdown' starts second stage Tuesday night

The "Three For All Showdown," a NBA 2K League run three-on-three tournament, has kicked off the second stage of play Tuesday night.

This stage consists of an XBOX and PS4 bracket featuring 2K League and fan-organized teams, WNBA players, NBA G League players, NFL players, top female 2K players and social media influencers.

In the first part of the tournament, fans from all over competed online for their spots into the tournament. Now, it's time to see who from the world of gaming and entertainment can advance.

Here's how the Xbox and PS4 brackets will look in the tournament:

Kings Guard Gaming was first up Tuesday night, with their game in the Xbox bracket at 5 p.m. PT. Fresh off their undefeated 8-0 tournament win in the "Coast to Coast Cup," Kings Guard advanced with a 2-0 series win.

Warriors Gaming Squad has a team in both the XBOX and PS4 bracket.

WGS will play their first game in the XBOX bracket at 8 p.m. PT against Utah Jazz Gaming.

Golden State Warriors ties are strong in this tournament, not just with the two WGS teams, but also with Isaiah Reese, a member of the Santa Cruz Warriors, who will be on team Cruz Sky Clips in the PS4 bracket. Former Warriors player Nate Robinson also is featured in the tournament with his team BFAM.

You also can catch five WNBA players scattered throughout the three-on-three tournament as well.

All of the action will take place from March 31 through April 3. Teams will be playing for a share of the $25,000 prize pool.